Sevens Program Director & Head Coach
John Greally is originally from Galway, Ireland, where he played rugby for the National University of Ireland in Galway and represented Connacht at the under-20 level. He began coaching at Yale University, subsequently joining the Lions coaching staff in 2002. He has filled coaching roles for the men’s and women’s 15s squads but has focused on the club’s 7s program in the past several years. In October 2013, he participated in the IRANZ 7s coaching course as part of his ongoing restructuring of the Lions 7s program, and is a qualified and registered coach with USA Rugby.
Sevens Fitness Director & Assistant Coach
Kimani Davis is one of the four founders of Bard Rugby Club. He captained Bard College Rugby for two years (1997, 1998) and is still currently the club’s all-time points leader. Upon graduating from Bard, he spent a brief stint with the Lions before moving to the Hudson Valley and playing 7s with the Albany Knicks for two summers, including in the qualifier division. In 2005, he moved back to New York City and instantly returned to the Lions. After finally cracking the A-side in 2007, he has played in more than 60 consecutive league games. He played under John Greally for eight summers before making the transition to player/coach for the Lions 7s squad. His positions include second row, back row, and center. He insists that his continued high level of play has less to do with skill and more to do with fitness and self-care.
Rebecca Finlan joined the Lions in 2000, after graduating from Cornell University and playing with CWRFC, ranked 12th nationally at the time. An active player through 2010 (minus a short stint as player/coach for the MIT women’s rugby team in 2003-2004), Becca has been an avid 7s and 15s player, spending most of her time in the backline as a scrumhalf, wing, and fullback. She was part of the Lions’ National Division II Championship team in 2002 and has played with the Lions in Italy, Hong Kong, France, and Spain. In 2008, she was tapped to be a player/coach and transitioned to being the full-time women’s 7s coach in 2012.
Bio coming soon.